By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Wife of now retired Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, Adaeze, has launched a tirade on fans who took to Twitter and Instagram to criticise her husband for the unfortunate own goal he conceded in Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat against France in the Round of 16 on Monday.
With barely few minutes to the end of the game in Brasilia, Yobo, while attempting to intercept the ball in Nigeria’s goal area, inadvertently turned the ball into his own net to kill off any chances of the Nigerian team coming back into the game.
However, despite the commendable performance of the 33-year-old defender, disgruntled fans chose to remember his errors and not his good works and expressed their displeasure with the own goal.
That drew the ire of Adaeze, the amiable wife of the Norwich City defender who defended her husband on Tuesday morning from any wrong-doing for the French goal.
Adaeze wrote: “All you haters people that didn’t even realise it was own (an) goal at first. Heck, most of you didn’t even watch that last minute part of the match, that’s if NEPA (PHCN) gave you light to watch the game at all but as soon as they confirmed it was an own goal by Yobo, to you all are like “let’s go ham on his wife.”
“#goodgamefrom yobo and the team #teamnigeira moving on, congrats to Joseph Yobo for being the first Nigerian player to get to 100 caps. #recordholder #dontbreak #dontevenbend #justlaughatyourbitterness,” Adaeze, a former beauty queen further said on Instagram.
Yobo had issued an apology to Nigerians via his Instagram page for his own goal in yesterday’s game against France. “Will you guys forgive him? ,” Yobo pleaded.